Welcome to my Week in the Life, a project pioneered by Ali Edwards. I have followed her blog since 2006 or 2007 and love all that she contributes to scrapbooking.
I am hesitant to take on a blogging and scrapbooking project at the time. We are in week 9 of Orientation at work, and I am tired. I don't know if I have the energy, but it is worth a try. I was drawn to the chance to document our everyday lives, especially during a busy time. The tasks that seem mundane now will be looked back upon with fond memories someday. Alex will not be little for very long. I wonder about the things that will change in our lives over the coming years. I want to be grateful for all that I have in my life. My initial idea is to take pictures and blog each day, and then make a photobook of our week.
I dropped Alex off at school this morning. John does the drop-off most days, but it was easier for me to do it this morning. I like that we have our routines, but also that they are flexible to change when needed.
I made three piles of files this morning at work. The first pile on the left are my new files to prepare for group advising next week. The middle pile are the files that are ready for advising this week. The last pile are the ones from last week that need to be checked and returned to the front of the office. I had a productive day and there were a lot less files on my desk at 5:00 P.M.
By mid-morning, I realized that I was not going to make it to lunch without a trip to Starbucks. We now have two Starbucks on campus, but I try not to make this a daily trip. Today, I needed some iced coffee!
I went to the bank over my lunch hour, and it was already 96 degrees at 12:30 P.M. according to my car's temperature gage.
After work I picked up Alex. They painted today and he had purple paint on his face, ear, arm, shirt and in his hair. I knew that it would be bath night and having spaghetti for dinner made for a messy toddler.
At around 5:30 P.M. my temperature gage read 104 degrees. This is the first summer that the heat of the summer is really getting to me. It got hot early in June, and the problem is that this kind of heat could last for another six weeks here. For now, I am spending a lot of time in the air conditioning.
Alex sat at John's computer after dinner watching the screen saver. The computer was locked and Alex tried to get in with no luck. John and I chatted while he did the dishes. Alex took a bath and watched some Elmo. By the time 8:00 P.M. rolled around, he was exhausted. He was a little cranky this evening but still went to bed okay.
I also want to highlight some general things about our lives this week. Here is Alex's school menu for the week. He likes to be lifted up to see in the kitchen window as we walk back to his classroom in the mornings.